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November 27, 2010
Clients and their teachers of the BCR "a place to grow" presented their annual holiday program on Nov. 17 at St. Francis Xavier Church Holy Cross Hall. The center's mission is to provide quality program services for children and adults with developmental disabilities that will enable them to achieve their individual potentials and become increasingly self-reliant, well-integrated and contributing members of their families and communities. The holiday program gives them a chance to showcase their singing, reading and dancing abilities.
NEWS
April 2, 2003
Jackson Bell Once in training to become a professional chef and now a personal trainer who teaches fitness professionally, Kirk Watt's approach to his work might, at times, seem to clash. He offers a food menu to clients while they are busy sweating off calories. "I'm not a dietician," said the co-owner and director of fitness operations at nVISIONuFIT. "But when it comes to recommending the necessary food that people need, I can help." Opening the fitness center last year, with the intent of using the facility as a chance to focus on one-on-one workout sessions, Connie Watkins -- the other owner, chief executive and Watt's girlfriend -- said their emphasis is more on personal training than general membership.
NEWS
By CHARLES J. UNGER | July 5, 2008
If you were going to see a doctor and you needed significant help ? for example, if he were to make an important diagnosis with respect to your health, or if he were to perform surgery on you ? wouldn?t you want to know if he had malpractice insurance? I sure would. Yet apparently my brethren attorneys are split on this issue as it applies to lawyers. This has been kicked around since 2005, when the State Bar of California began to debate the issue of whether attorneys who do not have malpractice insurance should be required to tell their clients.
BUSINESS
By Veronica Rocha | January 14, 2009
Concerns about the future and economy have pushed some people to seek the advice of psychics and fortunetellers. While the No. 1 question people ask is still about love, psychics who work at the Psychic Eye Book Shop in Burbank have noticed that more people have begun asking whether they will lose their jobs or keep their houses, shop co-owner Mary Kara said. ?The economy has affected so many people,? she said. ?The world has changed. They want some direction and feel psychics could help guide them.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | November 28, 2009
People say Tom Burke has a gift of working with people who are developmentally disabled, but he believes he gets more in return from the experience than his clients do. The Burbank resident has been sharing that gift for more than 23 years at BCR. — a place to grow.The Burbank center provides day programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities, including mental retardation, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral-palsy and others. Clients come to the center from Burbank, Glendale and neighboring communities.
NEWS
By Michael Arvizu, michael.arvizu@latimes.com | June 23, 2010
To enter Judy Rudin's home in Burbank is to enter a world of dogs. Rudin, owner of SuperShmuttle at 854 Ford St. in Burbank, has for the last two decades dedicated her life to taking care of dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages and breeds. SuperShmuttle might be compared to a baby-sitting service for dogs, Rudin says. Clients leave their dogs with Rudin at the beginning of the day, and she takes them to Laurel Canyon Dog Park, where they spend the entire afternoon frolicking with other dogs.
NEWS
August 25, 2001
Gary Moskowitz BURBANK -- Local workers are available to lend a helping hand with tasks that may be a bit too much for Burbank residents. The In-Home Worker Program provides assistance to homeowners with tasks such as laundry, housework, meal preparation and personal care. The program is sponsored by Burbank's Joslyn Adult Center, at 1301 E. Olive Ave. Hourly workers may not charge clients more than $8 an hour, and live-in workers may not charge clients more than $75 per day. Clients are responsible for selecting a worker, negotiating a salary, defining duties and checking references.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2007
PR firm decides to relocate to Burbank Public relations firm the Honig Company has relocated to 3500 W. Olive Ave. from its former office in Century City. The company, founded in February 2004, is a promotion and communication agency with clients in a wide array of industries, from entertainment to luxury goods to technology. The company's move to Burbank was decided, in part, because the city has become a hub for the leaders in the media industry, President Steve Honig said.
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COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | December 17, 2013
BCR “a place to grow” is celebrating its golden anniversary, having started as the Burbank Center for the Retarded in 1963. The center's staff and clients wished a fond farewell in June to retiring executive director Lonna Dunson, who took on the title in 2005, but had worked at the center since 1968. Her successor, Julie Larsen, is the perfect fit. Larsen served on the board of directors for 20 years. But there is also a family connection. The Burbank Junior Woman's Club - assisted by the Burbank Woman's Club - and Burbank Unified School District were vital in the process when the center opened its doors to four preschoolers.
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NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | October 22, 2013
A self-employed income tax preparer was sentenced Monday to 37 months in federal prison after reportedly defrauding the Internal Revenue Service of more than $7 million, authorities said. He was also ordered to pay a $50,000 fine. The man, identified as Peter Chavez, 44, reportedly supervised the preparation of thousands of federal income tax returns electronically between 1999 and 2002 while operating a business called Tax Care 4 Less in Burbank, according to IRS spokeswoman Linda Lowery.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | July 19, 2013
Beginning in September, the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club will charge students at three Burbank middle schools $60 a month to use its after-school drop-in program. The fees are being implemented to recover some of the $91,000 in rental and maintenance fees the nonprofit expects to pay Burbank Unified to use 10 district campuses for its various after-school programs. “We feel that $60 is very affordable for a month,” said Shanna Warren, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and the Greater East Valley, adding that families unable to pay can apply for scholarships.
THE818NOW
December 17, 2012
A masseuse who was called to a Courtyard Marriott hotel room in Burbank on Sunday walked away with the client's iPad and Macbook Pro while he was in the restroom, police said. The client, a 24-year-old man from Florida, reported his Apple gear missing shortly after letting the masseuse into his room at the hotel in the 2100 block of Empire Avenue at about 4:10 a.m., according to police. The masseuse was described as a black woman with long dark hair, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and as wearing a red-hooded sweatshirt.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 27, 2012
The three business consultants sitting in Nancy Guillen's commercial insurance office got straight to work Wednesday, running through a list of competitors, reviewing client retention rates and pushing her to play up her leadership with civic organizations. “We want to make sure that your clients know that about you, that you bring your best to the table, and that is what you are going to do if they need insurance,” said Jessica Marroquin as she took notes. It was advice for which some firms charge high hourly rates.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | June 19, 2012
The lead attorney who represented former deputy police chief William Taylor in his successful lawsuit against Burbank is asking a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to force the city to cover nearly $1.75 million in legal fees. The attorney, Gregory Smith, successfully argued Taylor's case, which centered on allegations that he faced retaliation and was eventually terminated because he complained about problems in the Police Department, and because he refused to fire minority officers.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | December 10, 2011
Burbank Police Sgt. Mike Parrinello envisions himself as the one to help keep homeless people on the path to recovery and off the streets. “We're the go-betweens, since we have contact with them,” Parrinello said. “We're coordinating between officers, resources and whatever organizations will help.” The program models are still being tested and put together, but Parrinello is part of a budding effort at the Burbank Police Department to take a more proactive approach in reducing the number of transients on city streets.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2010
Clients and their teachers of the BCR "a place to grow" presented their annual holiday program on Nov. 17 at St. Francis Xavier Church Holy Cross Hall. The center's mission is to provide quality program services for children and adults with developmental disabilities that will enable them to achieve their individual potentials and become increasingly self-reliant, well-integrated and contributing members of their families and communities. The holiday program gives them a chance to showcase their singing, reading and dancing abilities.
NEWS
By Michael Arvizu, michael.arvizu@latimes.com | June 23, 2010
To enter Judy Rudin's home in Burbank is to enter a world of dogs. Rudin, owner of SuperShmuttle at 854 Ford St. in Burbank, has for the last two decades dedicated her life to taking care of dogs of all shapes, sizes, ages and breeds. SuperShmuttle might be compared to a baby-sitting service for dogs, Rudin says. Clients leave their dogs with Rudin at the beginning of the day, and she takes them to Laurel Canyon Dog Park, where they spend the entire afternoon frolicking with other dogs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | February 27, 2010
The seeds were planted for a growing partnership between two schools Wednesday. Students in the Woodbury University School of Architecture, under the direction of professor Jeanine Centuori, have been creating ideas for upgrading Tierra del Sol, an educational facility for adults with disabilities in Sunland. Models of the main building were unveiled, as well as proposed structures for throughout the campus, including pavilions for sports, a garden, art gallery and a folly ramp that curls around a tree.
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